Custom site feature on Collaborate: Absence type and Absences

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I noticed that there are two custom site features named “Absence Type” and “Absences”. Activating the features make available two custom lists: “Absence Type” and “Absences”. However, after creating a list based on each of the new template, the lookup column “Absence Type” is not linked to the “Absence Type” list created on the same site. How can I use these two features to create a properly functioning “Absences” calendar?

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Hi Ralmada,

Is this work with sharepoint 2007 too?

It should, but by looking at your question again, it seems that the following will be more suitable for you:



The site columns were created during the feature activation, and I know how to create a look up column to replace the malfunctioning “Absence Type” column manually and add the new column into all the views. I was just wondering if those manual steps were intended by the feature designers as they are certainly not very user friendly.

Were you able to create an “Absence” list with the “Absence Type” column working out-of-the-box? If so, what are the steps?

Thanks in advance.

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